Bannu Medical College PMDC recognition issue
Bannu Medical College yet to be granted recognition
Islamabad, Oct 06: As the World Teachers Day was observed across the globe
Tuesday, over 600 students of Bannu Medical College (BMC) still faced
uncertainty about their future, as BMC was yet to be recognized by
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) even after four years.
have now pinned hopes on the judiciary to take suo moto notice of the
matter, which involves future of hundreds of young souls. They requested
the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to
"Ostensibly, the present sorry state of affairs is
because of political differences between JUI-F and ANP. But why should
we suffer because of our elders' problems," remarked one of the
While talking to this correspondent a group of visibly concerned
students lamented that they have been running from pillar to post to
seek justice, as there would be a question mark on their future in case
their alma mater was not accorded recognition.
availed every possible option to secure their future: among others, they
met Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, who is the youngest ever
head of a provincial government, on June 01 this year, who promised to
take some 'bold measures' to address their concern that he had termed
genuine. But unfortunately, the situation remains totally unchanged.
years down the road, the college is yet to have a proper building, as
classes are being held at Government High School No 3, Bannu. They noted
the federal government had approved Rs240 million for the college this
year. However, all projects have been frozen after the recent deluge.
the books made available at the library are of poor quality and
majority of these is also irrelevant. Despite passage of six years, the
Khalifa Gul Nawaz Teaching Staff was still incomplete, although work on
it was started in 2004.
These students during a recent protest
demonstration outside parliament here met some parliamentarians who also
appeared helpless to bail them out. "Well, you are free to come on
roads, already half of Pakistan is out against PPP government," was the
comment reportedly made by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Minister Zahir
Ali Shah, whom some BMC students had met a few weeks back and apprised
him of their plan of peaceful agitation.
This correspondent tried to
get version of the minister as to why he could not get the college
recognized and why he could not provide basic facilities, but all his
three cell numbers were found switched off.
"i support the students of bannu medical college.They need recognition.Gov, kindly should try to realize and understand the condition of those students.As its a gov. medical college students must have the right to be recognised as soon as possible,why PMDC is not recognising them/ITS NOT THE FAULT OF STUDENTS THAT THEY ARE THE STUDENT OF THIS COLLEHE!!authority has taken admission so the students entered the college,if they cant provide a recognised degree at least then why they have let those studens to b student of that college?to let them sufferer?to give them a dark future??i too protest with the students,dear friends, just carry on protesting until u achieve ur right"
"PMDC will recognise BMC when criteria for recognition is met and if PMDC is obeying the strict criteria ,it should be fulfilled and work should be done,sympathy only will not solve the problem nor the stikes"
Name: javed shah
City, Country: Cumbria ,uk
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IIUI female students lodge protest against utility charges
Islamabad: Some 1,400 female students of International Islamic
University Islamabad (IIUI) have lodged their protest against what they
said unjustifiable utility charges by locking gates and denying entry to
any of the university official in their hostels.
students raised slogans against the university administration that
according to them has adopted an unreasonable policy to generate money
out of their limited financial resources.
The situation got worse
when some of the university officials forcefully tried to enter hostels
that enraged the protesting students who snatched keys of the motor
vehicles and forced them out of the gates.
Some of the students
alleged that one of the officials intended to hit them by his vehicle
due to which they not only snatched key but also got him out of the gate
of the hostel. But the university officials dismissed the claim and
said no such thing happened and it was part of their (students) efforts
to worsen the situation.
According to students living in three girls
hostels, the university administration has started charging extra dues
even for using iron and fridge and now every student has to pay Rs10,000
to Rs. 15,000 per month that is absolutely unaffordable for them.
have demanded of the university administration to suspend the hostels
warden and appoint such person on this post that may help lessen
financial burden otherwise it would be difficult for them to continue
their studies. "We are here to complete our studies but the university
administration has increased utility charges to such an extent where we
find it hard to do so," said Amber Rasheed, a student of the university.
One of the senior officials of the university told this scribe on
condition of anonymity that the students have their grievances that
should be considered at the highest level. He even mentioned some of the
steps that caused increase in financial burden of the students. "I hope
the university administration would take up this matter seriously today
(Tuesday) and would provide much needed relief to the female students,"
IIUI Vice President (Administration, Finance) Dr. Parveen
Qadir Agha told this scribe that the students themselves agree to all
rules and procedures given in the form when they get admission in the
hostel. "Now they are protesting against those things on which they
themselves agreed while getting hostel rooms," she said. She said it is
clearly written in the admission form that the students would pay extra
charges if they use electric appliances such as iron, fridge and
microwave oven but despite that they would deliberate upon the matter
today (Tuesday) in a meeting.
"We would forward demands of the
students to board of governors who enjoy the authority to change or
amend rules and procedures. We would try to have some changes in favour
of the students but till then they should show restraint and follow
discipline," she said. The news
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Varsity admin accused of delaying probe against lecturer
Haripur: The administration of Hazara University was applying
delaying tactics in deciding the case of a teacher, who was accused of
harassing some girl students of Haripur campus, sources said.
added that the lecturer, who claimed to have links in the provincial
government, was pressurising members of the inquiry committee that was
constituted to probe the complaints lodged against him by girl students
of his department.
However, Dr Mukhtar, the head of the
committee rejected the notions and claimed that inquiry was about to be
completed within next few days.
Official sources privy to the
inquiry that was underway against Adil Paracha, a lecturer in the
management sciences department of Haripur campus of Hazara University,
said that about eight girl students from second and third semester
approached the campus management in the second weak of last month and
complained against the behaviour of Mr Paracha.
One of the
complainants in her written statement said that the lecturer insulted
her in front of other students and threw water on her face while other
girls also accused him of subjecting them to harassment on one or other
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Compulsory language teaching okayed Decision to be binding on
Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet Tuesday approved the
suggestions by its committee about inclusion of Pashto, Hindko, Seraiki,
Khowar and Kohistani as compulsory subjects in various districts of the
The cabinet decided that both public and private schools
would be bound to teach these languages, said Information Minister Mian
Iftikhar Hussain while briefing the media after the cabinet meeting.
cabinet committee, which was headed by Mian Iftikhar Hussian, proposed
teaching of Pashto as a compulsory subject from Class I to XII in 17
districts of the province.
The suggested districts for compulsory
Pashto teaching are Charsadda, Mardan, Nowshera, Swabi, Swat, Buner,
Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Shangla, Malakand, Kohat, Hangu, Lakki Marwat,
Karak, Bannu, Tank and Battagram.
However, mother language criteria
would be observed in seven districts - Peshawar, Haripur, Abbottabad,
Man-sehra, Dera Ismail Khan, Chitral and Kohistan where teaching of
Hindko, Seraiki, Khowar and Kohistani will be ensured and Pashto would
be an optional subject.
Pashto is the most widely spoken language in
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Second major language of the province is Hindko,
which is the main language in Haripur, Abbottabad and Mansehra
It is the second language in Peshawar where it is spoken
in urban areas and several villages situated along the Grand Trunk Road
and in parts of Nowshera and Kohat districts.Seraiki is the chief
language in Dera Ismail Khan and is also spoken in Tank city. Kohistani
is the first language in Kohistan while Khowar is overwhelmingly spoken
in Chitral. The news
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